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What is this bumpy area in the back of my head?

What is this bumpy area in the back of my head?

Occipital protuberan: If it feels like part of your skull and like a bone it's probably the occipital protuberance and you just noticed it. If it's softer, sort of rounded and seems to be connected to your scalp it's probably a cyst, called a "wen" in the old days. Show your doctor--we like to see lumps anywhere but breasts or testicles since they are seldom serious. ...Read more

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Does the red, dry, bumpy spot on the back of my 3 month old sons head need attention? I noticed a red circle about the size f of a quarter on the back of my 3 month olds head after his 2 month check up. It stays dry, and it it raised a bit and it's seems

Does the red, dry, bumpy spot on the back of my 3 month old sons head need attention? I noticed a red circle about the size f of a quarter on the back of my 3 month olds head after his 2 month check up. It stays dry, and it it raised a bit and it's seems

Difficult : Difficult to tell without a clinical examination, but possibilities include ringworm of the scalp, eczema, psoriasis, and other...I would recommend you see a dermatologist for evaluation. Read more about these possibilities at the link below. I hope that helps! ...Read more

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Have headaches in back of head for a couple of weeks now and any little bit of shaking of the head or bumpy roads makes it much worse and feel weird ?

Have headaches in back of head for a couple of weeks now and any little bit of shaking of the head or bumpy roads makes it much worse and feel weird 
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"Weird" not specific: 26 men don't usually have this for two weeks. Bad position in bed or chair?Taking too many vitamins? If getting better, hopefully resolved on its own (Motrin can help speed recovery). If something serious it should be getting worse by now, forcing you to go to the hospital and get evaluated (blood tests, skull films LP, MRI) ...Read more

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I died my hair dk brown. I woke in the night scratching my head..My neck and ears are all bumpy and itch. 2 glands on the back of my neck are up.

I died my hair dk brown. I woke in the night scratching my head..My neck and ears are all bumpy and itch. 2 glands on the back of my neck are up.

This may: Be an allergic reaction. Don't know when your hair was colored. If you have been scratching a lot could have infecttion. Would encourage you to see dermatologist. Take care. ...Read more

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What does it mean when I have a quarter shaped pain area in the back of my head and whenever i touch it i get dizzy and pain?

What does it mean when I have a quarter shaped pain area in the back of my head and whenever i touch it i get dizzy and pain?

Occipital neuralgia: Occipital neuralgia is a common cause of head pain in the back of the head. It can occur on its own or may be triggered by tight neck muscles. Treatment may include anti-inflammatories, physical therapy, and or an occipital nerve block or cortsone injection. ...Read more

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Hello, Back of my head on the right side it hurts. in that particular area its heavy. my vision loses for about 10 seconds. why does this happen?

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Back of my head on the right side it hurts. in that particular area its heavy. my vision loses for about 10 seconds. why does this happen?

Loss of vision: Any recurrent loss of vision for 10 seconds with headache should be evaluated in person. It is possible that there could be swelling in the nerve in your eye (called papilledema) due to pressure build up from the fluid within the brain and spinal cord. You should have your eyes checked soon with possible other testing. ...Read more

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I Have a big bump on the back of my head and the area is balled what cause that and how to treat it .

I Have a big bump on the back of my head and the area is balled what cause that and how to treat it .

Usually a cyst: This can be confirmed by clinical examination and the cyst can be removed easily by a dermatologist in the office. There is the possibility of skin cancer (since I cannot see it) and so I would recommend having it looked at. ...Read more

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I have had a rash on the back of my head close to the neck area come and go for years what can this be?

I have had a rash on the back of my head close to the neck area come and go for years what can this be?

Many causes possible: This can be caused by many potential causes, including seborrheic dermatitis, contact dermatitis, fungal infection, psoriasis and many other potential causes. A dermatologist will be able to thoroughly evaluate potential causes by taking a careful history and performing necessary physical examination and maybe performing some test(s). What is even more, he/she will help you alleviate/clear it. ...Read more